An Jolly Affair in Delaware

A small but jolly group of our members attended the Enzian Volkstanzgruppe 53rd Stiftungsfest on Saturday, September 11th at the Delaware Saengerbund in Newark, DE.

A Generational Blend at the CVV Volksfest, by Daniel Galgon

It seemed like every direction I turned, I would see another friend who I haven’t seen in far too long. Stopping to say hello and embrace everyone ended up taking a while, but those moments are really what this time of year is all about.

Hamburger Helper the German Way – in the Kitchen with Jenn

Janet Malofiy’s stuffed peppers is a dish I make often. I recently picked up the ingredients and planned on making it as a weeknight dinner. Those plans went out the window pretty quickly when I thought about the pot I would need to make the peppers, the other pot I would need to cook the … Continue reading Hamburger Helper the German Way – in the Kitchen with Jenn

At the CVV Biergarten

Friday, June 4 saw Die Heimatklaenge Orchestra at the Cannstatter Biergarten. Naturally, our members dusted off their beer drinking mugs and descended on Northeast Philadelphia for the evening. Worries that rain would hinder the fun we’re doused when a quick and early storm made way for clear skies and great weather the remainder of the … Continue reading At the CVV Biergarten

Schnitzel Caprese in the Kitchen with Jenn

It is the time of year when everyone’s gardens are thriving. Many times they are producing more than we can eat, which is why I decided to make a meal that would incorporate three different items from the garden: tomatoes, basil and cucumbers. I used my Landesverband Frauengruppe Cookbook to make Duetscher Kulturverein, St. Louis’ Chicken Schnitzel Caprese and Eva-Maria … Continue reading Schnitzel Caprese in the Kitchen with Jenn

Goulash in the Kitchen with Jenn

 After a vacation filled with eating in restaurants and grabbing fast food at rest stops, nothing sounded better than pulling out my Landesverband Frauengruppe Cookbook to make one of my favorite comfort dishes, goulash. The book contains several different goulash recipes—everything from recipes using fish to venison. I chose to make Liz Tindall's (Trenton Donauschwaben) "Beef Goulash ( Rindsgulasch)".       Goulash got its … Continue reading Goulash in the Kitchen with Jenn

Hamburgers in the Kitchen with Jenn

Last weekend, to kick off grilling season, I decided to take my Landesverband Frauengruppe Cookbook outside. I combined two German recipes and fired up the grill to make an American classic. I used Deutscher Kulturverein, St. Louis’ German hamburger recipe and Christa Miller’s (Milwaukee Donauschwaben) cheese spread to make a mouthwatering cheeseburger packed with German flavor.   Deutscher Kulturverein’s “German Hamburgers” cook up perfectly on the grill. The recipe is a … Continue reading Hamburgers in the Kitchen with Jenn

carrot soup

Carrot Soup in the Kitchen with Jenn

There are many theories about how the Easter Bunny came to be in America. My favorite is that the Easter Bunny was brought to America in the 1700s by German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania. Today, bunnies are the most prominent symbol of the holiday. When I think of Easter, I think of bunnies and when I think of … Continue reading Carrot Soup in the Kitchen with Jenn

shepherds pie

Shepherd’s Pie in the Kitchen with Jenn

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and I am turning to the Landesverband Frauengruppe Cookbook for a Shepherd's Pie recipe.  Shepherd's Pie, a popular dish in the UK and Ireland, is typically made with lamb; however, Anna Wiegert’s (Chicago Donauschwaben) “Shepherd’s Pie-German Style” is made with beef and pork. It is topped with mashed potatoes … Continue reading Shepherd’s Pie in the Kitchen with Jenn

HK Night at the Austrian Village

What makes a good event? Is it the music? Is it the food and drink? The people? Is it that prevailing location, location, location? I think every good event has a few of these but the thing about great events is that they have a combination of all of these.  The event on Saturday evening, … Continue reading HK Night at the Austrian Village